Handsome yellow-bellied trogon found only in west Mexico, where no other yellow-bellied trogons occur. Found in arid to semiarid woodlands, thorn forests, plantations, hedgerows, and other semiopen areas with taller trees, including gardens. Perches mainly at middle to upper levels. Sometimes found in small groups at fruiting trees. As well as the yellow belly, note the pale yellow eyes (duller on immatures) and mostly white underside to the tail, with no dark barring.